Such a gorgeous day and the perfect excuse to have 2012 Senior Natasha channel her inner (and clearly her outer) Super Model!Â This gorgeous girl has such a fabulous energy about her ….and honestly, with a row of passing traffic to her left staring as I made her model walk for my paparazzi-sized camera — she’s got a fair amount of confidence too :-)Â Wouldn’t be me if I didn’t point out how much I am loving her striped skirt, skinny double belt and simply sweet flow-y tank — a fashion do from head to toe!
This was the last outfit that we photographed for Auburn Mountainview 2012 Senior Lauren’s photo shoot and as soon as I saw this cutey pastel frock…that’s when inspiration struck.Â This next thing I’m about to tell you will either make me sound like an amazingly creative senior photographer or a woman bordering on being a hoarder.Â Â Here goes –Â I regularly shop for people I have not met.Â Oh Lord, that even seems weird to me as I write.Â Let me clarify.Â When I’m stalking Pinterest, shopping BelSquare or reading one of my 8000 fashion magazines…sometimes I’ll see something that I want to try photographically.Â I then go and find that perfect element that will make the vision come to life in the Studio B Portraits way.Â The missing ingredient of course is…um, well the subject.Â Sooooo, I wait.Â Then…in walks Lauren with her amazing fringe bangs and Spring dress and I tell her…wait a minute — and out comes the new leather headband (a la Nicole Richie) that I’ve been waiting for weeks to try.Â Well worth waiting for — LOVE IT!Â Thanks for indulging me for a few frames Miss Lauren! Oh and kudos to our in-house make-up artist Margaret for the flawless face!
Meet John and Jennifer!Â We had the most fun during their maternity portrait session and as you can see, we did it all! I know they look like professionals, but…believe it or not, this is their first time!Â Does it make you wonder…what is your maternity style?Â It’s a question that you likely haven’t given any thought to at all — and then — you become pregnant, decide to do a photo shoot and it’s literally all you can think about! A little earlier this week I was talking about how I approach sessions prior to starting a photo shoot with a new headshot client and I thought it might be fun to share a bit of the same dialogue that takes place behind the scenes of a maternity session.Â Â All maternity photo shoots have a similar premise for a Mommy-to-be and it begins with the following idea: As expecting women we want to look pregnant — NOT fat.Â You’re laughing, but you know it’s 100% true.Â With that as our baseline for success, we’ll move onto the types of maternity that we do here at Studio B Portraits and for simplicity sake, we’re going to make just two categories… the first we’ll call “Modern Lifestyle” — this is you looking fabulous like Jennifer hereÂ in your choice of your very favorite maternity outfit (Daddy must look great too)…regular clothes, but gorgeous (of course) – outside or studio, these are fun, colorful,Â energetic and inherently happy .Â Â The second category, we’ll slide into the column known as “Artsy”.Â These portraits are typically more thoughtful, dramatic and distinctly different from your average day in that your baby bump is on prime-time display…think:Â skin, wraps, a glamorous fan for flowing tresses.Â Â In my world…the artsy stuff is usually showing less than your average swimsuit day at the beach but even still — it still might not be for everyone :-)Â Big thanks to John and Jennifer for the awesome photo shoot — can’t wait to welcome your baby girl!Â For more modern maternity visit our gallery here
Spring rain didn’t put a damper on a fun senior photo shoot with Bellevue Christian High School 2012 Senior Kellie…although at times I did wonder why on earth I thought suede shoes were the footwear of choice for myself.Â (Really Seattle?Â Rain ALL DAY LONG?)Â You know I’m very rarely content to share just blog shots so we’ve added another sneak peak to our Facebook page of Kellie here
Loved this denim and scarf look that Lake Washington High School’s Rachel brought for her senior photo shoot. (I’m sure her bouncing and behaving shiny curls and her perfect skin didn’t hurt the overall results either) I was so excited to pair her layered look with our new mod-inspired floral backdrop.Â I’m dying over these wallpaper prints and retro designs because they pair so well with the new senior styles that we’re seeing this season….it’s the best mix for creating retro modern chic!